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Re: auto-save-visited-file-name

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: auto-save-visited-file-name
Date: 16 Oct 2003 21:52:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> > .. but doesn't that mean that auto-save files are always saved 
> > in emacs-mule rather than the current coding of the buffer?
> > That sounds like a more generic error that needs fixing anyway.
> No, I think it's a very reasonable choice (and I know it's been discussed
> here and more recently on XEmacs's lists).
> This is the only encoding that we know for sure will not lose any
> information, will succeed without needing to prompt the user for more
> details, and it is also more efficient which I still consider relevant in
> the context of auto-saving.  It's not perfect, but the other options aren't
> much more attractive.

Well, we could use the buffer's coding if it suffices -- and only revert
to emacs-mule if it doesn't.  That would not require any prompting...

I assume that the original buffer's coding is used if the
auto-save file is restored.

But I have no strong opinions, so let's not discuss it further.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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